Foreign Firms Lobbying for Stimulus

The Post reports that foreign firms are seeking their piece of the “stimulus pie,” too.

Former congressman Max Sandlin (D-Tex.), co-chairman of the International Government Relations Group, said many overseas firms seek opportunities under the stimulus act, but they need to stress benefits to the U.S. economy. Sandlin’s lobbying firm represents such companies as the Macquarie Group, an Australian investment bank that specializes in toll roads, airports and other infrastructure.

“A lot of foreign companies with a particular niche or expertise are looking to partner with American companies to make a win-win situation,” Sandlin said. “What I’m telling these companies is they have to understand that bread on American tables and jobs for American families has to be the top priority.”

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